Former Chiefs OL Rich Ranglin Returns to San Jose

The SaberCats bolstered their offensive line by bringing back Rich Ranglin, who spent last season with the Kansas City Chiefs

San Jose bolstered their offensive line by bringing back Rich Ranglin, who spent last season with the Kansas City Chiefs

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The SaberCats today announced that they have been assigned former Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman and the Arena Football League’s 2011 Spalding Offensive Lineman of the Year Rich Ranglin on a two-year contract.

“Rich is and has proven to be one of the best linemen in this league,” said Owner/Head Coach Darren Arbet. “With the addition of Rich to our current group, we should have a versatile, talented unit on the offensive line that should provide us with more flexibility going forward.”

Ranglin (6-3, 315, Central Connecticut State) returns to San Jose after spending last season as a member of the National Football League’s Kansas City Chiefs. He saw action in all four preseason games for the Chiefs. Ranglin started the first nine games of the 2012 season for the SaberCats. In those games, he hauled in a total of four catches for 48 yards and was a major component of an offensive line that protected the quarterback very well in the first half of the season, allowing just nine sacks and ranking fifth in the league at that time.

In 2011, his second season in the league, Ranglin was one of the few offensive linemen in the AFL to play in all 18 games. He was a constant force on the offensive line, helping the Kansas City Command rank in the top half of the league in total (300.4 yards/game) and passing offense (276.7 yards/game). A threat in the receiving game, Ranglin also ranked in the top ten among offensive linemen in the AFL in receiving yards with 67 in 2011 on four receptions.

The Yonkers, N.Y. native joined the Command after spending his rookie season in the league with the Milwaukee Iron, who finished the 2010 season with an 11-5 record en route to winning the Midwest Division. Playing in ten games for the Iron, Ranglin helped the team rank first in the league in sacks allowed with only one on the year, while the Milwaukee offense led the league in numerous offensive categories including scoring offense (65.4 points/game), total offense (349.3 yards/game) and pass efficiency (126.7).

A four-year letterman at Central Connecticut State from 2003-07, Ranglin was a Preseason All-American selection as a senior in 2006, eventually earning second-team All-Northeast Conference honors. Ranglin attended Saunders Trades and Technical (N.Y.) High School, where he earned all-league and all-county honors as a senior playing on both offense and defense.

Rich Ranglin #64
Height: 6-3
Weight: 315 lbs
Born: Sept. 27, 1985 in Yonkers, N.Y.
Hometown: Yonkers, N.Y.
Last Team: Kansas City Command (AFL)
College: Central Connecticut State
AFL Experience: 3 years
Twitter: @Double_R64

Transaction: SaberCats are assigned OL Rich Ranglin on a two-year contract.

ABOUT THE SAN JOSE SABERCATS
The ArenaBowl XVI, XVIII and XXI champion San Jose SaberCats, are in their 17th Arena Football League season. Fans can log on to thesanjosesabercats.com, call 408-673-3400 and follow the SaberCats on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@SJSaberCats) for all of the latest news and information on the team. Please contact the front office at the above phone number for information on 2013 Season Ticket Packages.

SaberCats Announce Breast Cancer Awareness Night

    The SaberCats and the American Cancer Society announce Breast Cancer Awareness Night for Saturday, May 11

The SaberCats and the American Cancer Society announce Breast Cancer Awareness Night for Saturday, May 11

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The SaberCats announced today that they will be hosting Breast Cancer Awareness Night on Saturday, May 11 when they host the Tampa Bay Storm at the HP Pavilion at 7:30 p.m. PT.

“Partnering with the American Cancer Society to aid in the fight against cancer is something we are very passionate about,” said SaberCats Managing Partner Dave Fry. “Last year we raised a substantial amount of funds for this significant cause.”

Fans can participate by purchasing a special edition pink Arena Football League official game football signed by either the entire SaberCats team, or the entire SaberKittens squad for $125. 70% of these proceeds will go directly to the American Cancer Society to aid in the fight against cancer. Included with the football are eight tickets for the game. The deadline to guarantee yours is set for noon PT on Wednesday, May 8, or while supplies last.

“One-hundred years ago, the word ‘cancer’ was rarely spoken, and we lost almost all patients to the disease,” said Tulin Melton, American Cancer Society Regional Vice President. “Today the progress we have made is remarkable. Partnering with the SaberCats gives us an opportunity to encourage people to join together, make noise and take action to finish the fight against cancer.”

The special edition pink footballs will be available to be picked up at the game on May 11 at the SaberCats marketing table located near Section 117 of HP Pavilion. Fans can purchase this package by going to http://www.thesanjosesabercats.com/pink.php

ABOUT THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
As we mark our 100th birthday in 2013, we’re determined to finish the fight against cancer. We’re finding cures as the nation’s  largest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings, clean air, and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us anytime, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

ABOUT THE SAN JOSE SABERCATS
The ArenaBowl XVI, XVIII and XXI champion San Jose SaberCats, are in their 17th Arena Football League season. Fans can log on to thesanjosesabercats.com, call 408-673-3400 and follow the SaberCats on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@SJSaberCats) for all of the latest news and information on the team. Please contact the front office at the above phone number for information on 2013 Season Ticket Packages

SaberCats Acquire DL Terrance Carter From Orlando

The SaberCats acquired DL Terrance Carter from the Orlando Predators on Saturday.

The SaberCats acquired DL Terrance Carter from the Orlando Predators on Saturday.

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The SaberCats announced today that they have acquired defensive lineman Terrance Carter from the Orlando Predators in exchange for offensive lineman Terrence Campbell and defensive lineman Mike Landry. Additionally, San Jose activated fullback Brian Folkerts from recallable reassignment to bring their active roster to 24 players.

“Being able to acquire a big-time player like Terrance in this way is something you don’t typically get the opportunity to do in this league,” said Owner/Head Coach Darren Arbet. “When we had the chance, we had to make the move. He brings a tremendous skillset in rushing the passer that will help us toward our goals in 2013.”

Carter (6-4, 275, Colorado State) has appeared in all three games for the Predators in 2013 thus far and has recorded three total tackles and one sack, which occurred against the SaberCats back on March 29. The three year Arena Football League veteran spent 2012 in Orlando and totaled 14 tackles, six-and-a-half sacks, three forced fumbles and one recovery in 17 appearances. As a member of the Pittsburgh Power in 2011, Carter posted 26.5 total tackles with five sacks and two forced fumbles in 18 games played. As a rookie with the Tulsa Talons in 2010, the former Colorado State Ram made 14.5 tackles adding four-and-a-half sacks, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in 11 appearances. In addition to his time in the AFL, he also played for the Talons from 2007-09 in af2.

Terrance Carter #23
Position: DL
Height: 6-4
Weight: 275 lbs
Born: Sept. 8, 1982
Hometown: Topeka, Kan.
Last Team: Orlando Predators (AFL)
College: Colorado State
AFL Experience: Three Years

The Topeka, Kan. native attended Colorado State and was a three-year starter along their defensive line. Throughout his collegiate career, Carter posted 46 total tackles and six sacks in 34 appearances for the Rams. As a senior in 2005, he finished with 23 total tackles (13 solo) with two sacks and one forced fumble.

Transaction: SaberCats acquire Terrance Carter from the Orlando Predators in exchange for OL Terrence Campbell and DL Mike Landry.

ABOUT THE SABERCATS                                                                                                                                                       The ArenaBowl XVI, XVIII and XXI champion San Jose SaberCats, are in their 17th Arena Football League season. Fans can log on to thesanjosesabercats.com, call 408-673-3400 and follow the SaberCats on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@SJSaberCats) for all of the latest news and information on the team. Please contact the front office at the above phone number for information on 2013 Season Ticket Packages.

Another Helmet shot.

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Helmets are still cool.

New SaberKittens Chosen

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Ready to lead the charge, the newly selected SaberKittens pose for their first Group shot.

Post of the Day: Tuesday

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Figured out why no rotation. It was that WP-Cycle slider! When I deactivaed it, the rotation resumed

More Football shots.

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Who would have guessed?

Helmets are Cool!

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See the pretty helmets. Cool, huh?

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SaberCats New Post 1

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See the guy throwing the ball. He’s about to get hit hard.

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